Thursday, January 22, 2009

A New Twist

Goofing around on the net, I came across some blogs dealing with baseball card collecting...... which led me back to my drug of choice collecting baseball cards. Damn I had quit cold turkey back in the early 90's while in college. It was a combination of no money and too many brands of cards and too many gimmicks, so I gave it up. I kept all the cards and while I never did much with them other than move them with me, I still have all my old cards, well most of them. I know I have them all, I just can't find them all. Damn you '85 & '87 Topps! So while going through my old cards, trying to get them sorted, I have found that I can send my doubles off to other folks to help them complete sets. So I have sent out 2 packages---someday I'll get some links up to these guys blogs.

Which leads me to the point of this post, I have started buying cards---my coke problem! I have liked the 2008 Upper Deck cards and will work towards that set. I also really like the 2007 Topps Turkey Red cards, they are awesome. I have only bought cards at the Mt. Vernon KMART so I have not seen or been able to buy the sets that seem to be very popular, 2008 Topps Heritage and the 2008 Topps Allen & Ginter set. I have got hooked on the 2008 Upper Deck Goudey set though. I really like it so I am going to rip a pack that I got from a blaster box. I have no scanner so no images.

193 Troy Glaus
89 Alex Gordon
69 Curtis Granderson
291 Chase Utley Sports Royalty (Red Back mini)
36 Kosuke Fukudome
166 Felix Hernandez
114 Justin Morneau
277 Bill Russell Sports Royalty

I think this is a pretty good pack---the sports royalty were short prints I believe and I don't have many of them. Glaus, Gordon and Granderson are doubles. I have to total up where I am on this set some time.....until the next time.

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